Summer Toddler Schedule + My Day

Summer Toddler Schedule

Summer Toddler Schedule + My Day

Summer Toddler Schedule

Brody  is 19  months now , I can’t believe how he is growing so fast! Summer can be a crazy busy time but we still like to keep Brody on some what of a schedule. I find that when we follow a schedule Brody has better days and sleeps great too. Below I talk about my summer toddle schedule  + my day. We do not follow this 100% all the time! We try are hardest but things come up and we go with the flow. As long has he has some type of structure and one good nap a day he is a happy kid ( and I’m a happy mom! )

Some days ( like today ) we do our structured play at the beach! I shared a little about it on my instagram. Here is what we did .

 Summer Toddler Schedule

Summer Toddler Schedule 

6:00 – 6:45 am – Miracle morning before he wakes up.  Brody wakes up + breakfast ( of course I wrote this last week and this week he has been sleeping till 715!!! )

– I work- Mon- tuesday- Wed- thursday  7-8am out of house Brody hangs with dad or one of his grandparents .

8:30 – 9:30 am – free play, outside time, beach if its low tide  – Workout if I can

9:30 – 10:30 am – structured play, activity, more purposeful time. Sometimes we do our structured play at the beach!

10:30 – 11:15– independent play time with age appropriate toys . Brody has always been good at playing with his toys by himself.

11:30 am – 11:45 pm – outside time, free play while I make lunch

11:45- 12:20 pm – lunch then nap. Workout if I didn’t get it in earlier.  Prep dinner if needed. Tidy up the  house & blog work . Sometimes I nap too! Brody sleeps 2+ hours here.

2- 2:30 pm – wake up from nap and have a snack

3:00 – 5:00 pm – beach time,  free play,  outside time and sometimes we go for a walk or bike ride

5:15 – 5:30 pm – dinner then we sometimes play outside one last time

6:00 – 6:45 pm – bath, get on pajamas, wind down. Movie  while I clean up dinner

6:45 – 7:00 pm – read books

7:00 pm – bed

After Brody goes down I clean up the house + blog work. I always pick up Brody’s toys, put the puzzles back together, set up his play kitchen ect!

Structured play ideas  

Again , sometimes I switch my days around but I do try to do a different structured play activity each day. Below are some ideas that we like! Id love to hear from you, what are your favorites? Comment below so we can try them too.

Monday: ABCs, numbers , nursery rhymes , naming objects , finding objects , shapes . I made a toy out of a box with different color holes and Brody matches the colors with balls.

Tuesday: motor skills, filling , dumping, throwing while counting, shapes, stacking, play dough. We use the water table a lot here and fill cups & bowls and transfer to new cups .

Wednesday : jumping, crawl through things, follower the leader, throw pillows, build forts, climb things . He loves to throw things! We throw pillows around , throw the ball to the dogs , climb under pool noodles ect

Thursday : Art, color, paint , play dough, music

Friday : Pick one form above , sensory toys

 

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Summer Car Kit

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Summer Car Kit

Summer is in full swing and you need this summer car kit to make your life easier ! We like to spend our days at the beach and nothing is worse than being out and deciding its time to hit the beach but realizing you forgot something! That Is why I always keep a beach bag all packed in my car. My bag is perfect for the beach whether we go during the day or at night for dinner. Also remember to pack things for you too!

Id love to hear what you keep in your car. Get the convo started below .

My go to Summer Car Kit :

  • sunscreen
  • diapers
  • wipes
  • extra bathing suit
  • extra set of clothes
  • pjs
  • hat
  • shoes
  • sippy cup
  •  beach toys
  • bug spay
  • towels
  • snacks that can stand the heat
  • bug spray
  • clothes for YOU!
  • a few bottles of water or Gatorade
  • we also keep a life jacket for Brody incase we decide to go for a last min boat ride.

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Post Baby Exercise Plan

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I get a lot of questions from expecting moms and moms with newborns about how to get into a post baby fitness routine. So I thought I would tell you how I did it after having Brody!

Start slowly . Starting a post baby exercise plan after having a baby can be overwhelming . Start by going for daily walks and stretching. You might be feeling sore from holding the baby all the time, we tend to have awkward posture while feeding/nursing , bouncing or wearing a baby. Walking is a great way to start, getting the blood flowing is going to make a huge difference. Plus getting out in some fresh air is always a good idea. And don’t forget to stretch after. Try adding in some light yoga or stretches for you back, shoulders, neck and arms. You can always go to youtube and find some yoga or stretching videos to help you!

For me I have beachbody on-demand ( BOD ) and there are TONS or stretching and yoga videos on there. I followed the 3 week yoga retreat before starting my first workout routine. If you have any questions about BOD please let me know!

When you are cleared to work out I suggest looking into some diastasis recti rehab moves you can add in. A lot of women get ab separation and you need to fix this before you start working out or you are always going to have the ” mom pouch”  Sit ups and crunches are not the way to start! If you want to read more about ab separation and how to fix it click here 

Once you are ready you MUST find a plan that works best for you. There are tons of free workouts online/pinterest/youtube/my workouts ect. If this is how you plan to start, that’s great but you need a plan! Once a week find the workouts you are going to do and write them out. Make a weekly to monthly calendar if you can and check off the days when you are done. You can start with 2-3 days a week and slowly build back up. If you need help picking out workouts to do feel free to ask me. Remember every Sunday I post 3-4 new workouts for you to try.

If you have a streaming program ( like me with BOD ) pick you plan. After the yoga retreat I jumped right into 21 day fix from BOD. This was great because it was 21 days of 30 min workouts I did during Brody’s first nap of the day. It made working out a bit easier because I had a program to follow. Again there are TONS online , even free one, so do a little research and pick your plan. I stream mine right from my tv so I used to turn it on right when I woke up . Sometimes it sat on my tv for a few hrs before I hit play but constantly seeing it reminded me to do it!

One big thing that helped me when Brody was super little was to workout during his first nap. When I woke up I put my workout clothes on and the second he fell asleep in the am I got it done. I knew I would feel energized after & it would help me get through the day.  If I skipped my morning workout thinking I would do it later , it didn’t happen! By the time the afternoon came around I was usually too tired to do it. I liked to get it done early and if I needed a nap I could do it during one of his afternoon naps. Babies sleep a lot so you will still have time to rest!

Pick workouts that are quick but effective. Doing an hour-long workout just isn’t going to work right away! 30 minutes is a perfect time frame . There were times when Brody was awake for my workouts but I could entertain him in his swing or play mat for 30 minutes .

My last tip is don’t be too hard on yourself ! If you miss a day or your workout didn’t go as planned its OKAY! Babies can be unpredictable , do everything you can to make things easier for you ( workout ready, clothes ready, bottles ready ) but know if you miss a workout life goes on and there’s always tomorrow !

 

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